How to grow Monkey orange tree

Monkey orange tree growing tree of the genus Strychnos also known as Strychnos spinose, Monkey orange tree perennial deciduous plant, drought tolerant, but need water to bear fruits, can grow in subtropical, tropic, mediterranean or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves color green in oval shape.

Flower color yellow, small flowers grow in clusters.

Monkey orange fruit

Fruit edible, color of the peal green to yellow-orange, the shell strong and protect the fruits inside, the fruit soft and each fruit cover seeds, the seeds are strong and not edible, flavor resemble to shake of kiwi and banana, fruit harvesting it’s collecting from the ground no need to pick up from the trees.

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Requirements for Monkey orange tree growing and care:

Water for fruits, well-drained soil, male and female tree or just female that don’t need male tree to bear fruits

What is the best way to start growing?

Is it necessary to graft?
Yes in order to get good fruits

Difficulties or problems when growing:

When is the best time to plant?
All the year, better not in the summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Winter / Spring

How to prune:
Just for desgin

Size of the plant?
2-5 m, 80-200 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Average growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
Small yellow flowers grow in clusters.

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Winter / Spring

Fruits pests or diseases:
If not collected on time, rats, mice and worms

What can be done with big quantities of Monkey orange fruit?
Eat raw, jams, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Collect from the ground, if need to use for other things than to eat raw need to take the fruit from the seeds

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-5 years

Ripening of fruit:
When fruits fall not always they ready to eat need to wait until the fruit will be ready

Scientific name:

Strychnos spinose

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

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Planting season

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone